Deserts make up about 20% of the earth's surface area and are known for their unforgiving conditions and intense, dry heat. Egyptian deserts are often a place to indulge in unique adventurous activities that cannot be undertaken elsewhere. Various Egyptian tour companies offer short desert trips that can range from a few hours to overnight or a week or more, depending upon the preferences of the tourists. A desert safari is an amazing way to explore the mysterious landscape of Egypt while getting a chance to understand how locals here survive all year through.
Egypt, the land of the deserts, can offer you the best desert safari experience ever. While getting a chance to know about the Bedouin culture, you can also enjoy camping under the star-studded, clear sky away from the city haze. You'll also often get to enjoy a scrumptious traditional meal, and will always be attended by a trained and experienced tour guide who knows the desert and makes sure you have a stellar experience.
Other activities include sandboarding and dune bashing. Sandboarding involves climbing a sand dune and then sliding down on the board, either standing or sitting. Dune bashing is when you are in a 4x4 vehicle that climbs dunes, drives through crests, and also goes to the other side of the dune. It's an adrenaline-pumping adventure of a lifetime.
Another activity you can enjoy is a trip to the oasis-like Bahariya Oasis and taking a dip in the mineral water can be really refreshing. A trip to Bahariya Oasis, located 360 km from Cairo is a wonderful way to see the desert. It's said that in ancient times Bahariya was on the floor of an immense ocean, which has now dried up.
Siwa Oasis in Egypt can also offer a fascinating experience as well as a chance to know about the culture and traditions of the Siwan people. A camel ride, a walk through the desert, shopping for local traditional items, a dip in the refreshing springs, traditional Siwan foods, and a unique cultural experience are even more perks of this location. A combined trip into the desert consisting of visiting Siwa, Bahariya, and Farafra Oasis in Egypt is another amazing option.
Apart from the ones mentioned above, there are many more desert safari trips offered in Egypt that cover most parts of the western desert. From Whale Valley in Fayoum to the Sudan and Libya borders. Also, the trip includes the entire five oases namely Bahariya, Siwa, Farafra, Dhakla, and Kharga. Also, trips include safaris to the White Desert, Great Sand Sea, Black Desert, Djara Cave, and the valleys. The trip includes all the adventurous activities that a visitor could want, including camel riding, 4x4 riding, hiking, camping, bonfire making, and everything else you can imagine.
Camping in the desert is an amazing experience and Egypt is the perfect place to do it. Today many tour companies are offering desert safari adventure tours in Egypt in pre-planned and customized ways, which tourists can choose depending up on their needs, group size, and budget. Special attractions and activities can be added depending upon the members of the group and their age. Special activities can be added for children to keep them busy and free from boredom.
When you're in Egypt don’t miss this chance of a lifetime to enjoy a safari desert adventure!